About 4,000 workers from three garment factories marched to the Ministry of Social Affairs in Phnom Penh on Tuesday after breaking through a police barrier that was set up to stop them advancing up Monivong Boulevard in order to express their grievances over the presence of armed officers at their workplace. The workers left two factories belonging to Hong Kong-owned SL Garment Processing company—which make clothes for U.S. brands Levi’s and Gap—and the Next Garment Factory in Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey district early Tuesday morning, but were met with a police blockade. “The police put up a barricade
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